You Are Loved Valentine’s Special

CTMH You Are Loved Stamp Set

In honor of Valentine’s Day this weekend, I’m offering this You Are Loved Valentine’s Special. This delightful stamp set, You are Loved, is the perfect stamp set for Valentine’s Day and beyond. It’s a fabulous sentiment. Can you imagine receiving a handmade card with this sentiment on it? I promise you anyone would be delighted. … Read more You Are Loved Valentine’s Special

A Card Pattern Perfect for Valentine’s Day

CTMH Valentine Card Samples with free pattern

Today I want to share a card pattern perfect for Valentine’s Day. It was actually shared yesterday on Close To My Heart’s blog. We have an early Valentine for all our loyal readers—a free card pattern! Celebrate along with us and share the love this Valentine’s Day, and anytime, with a personalized handmade card! Making … Read more A Card Pattern Perfect for Valentine’s Day

Miss Your Face Handmade Card

Miss You Face Handmade Card

Today I wanted to share my Miss Your Face Handmade Card. The *NEW* In This Together Collection is such a fun collection with it’s bright colors and cheerful designs. It’s definitely a great collection if you are ready to document your journey through the pandemic. But it’s also a great way to make some handmade … Read more Miss Your Face Handmade Card

New Create with Kristina Virtual Class

Create with Kristina Virtual Class

I’m so excited to announce my new Create with Kristina Virtual Class. As I’ve been tweaking how I used to run my in-person classes due to the pandemic and thinking how to best provide creative inspiration in a virtual class setting, I came up with an idea that I think will be a perfect blend … Read more New Create with Kristina Virtual Class

Cat’s Meow Shaker Valentine Card

Cat's Meow Shaker Valentine Card

Today for Make It Monday (47th edition), I’m sharing this darling Cat’s Meow Shaker Valentine Card. I figured since we are less than a week away from Valentine’s Day, today would be a perfect day to do a traditional Valentine’s Day Color Challenge. So I whipped up this fun card to provide a little inspiration … Read more Cat’s Meow Shaker Valentine Card

*NEW* Fun Flap Card Kit

Fun Flap Card Open

If you are in need of a unique card for someone special, then this *NEW* Fun Flap Card Kit is for you! You’ll love learning to create this unique, interactive element. And it couldn’t be easier since all the card pieces are pre-cut for you. You’ll also receive the You Are Loved Stamp Set and … Read more *NEW* Fun Flap Card Kit

Doodled Borders Miss You Card

Doodled Borders Miss You Card

If the pandemic has you missing all your friends, why not make an adorable Doodled Borders Miss You Card, like I did here. The *NEW* Little Miss Message Stamp Set is so cute and perfect for personalizing messages–whether it’s a miss you card or a birthday card–this set has you covered. I paired this stamp … Read more Doodled Borders Miss You Card

CTMH In This Together Special

CTMH In This Together Special

Ready to see the *NEW* CTMH In This Together Special? Close To My Heart just released the In This Together Collection to help capture memories from this unique time in history. The paper collection features bright colors with cheerful patterns. Some are more neutral patterns while other definitely play into what we’ve all been experiencing … Read more CTMH In This Together Special

How to Create a Valentine’s Countdown Chain

Portion of Valentine's Countdown Chain

Want to know how to create a Valentine’s Countdown Chain? One that is made of adorable hearts? This project is so simple and fun. And it’s sure to get your loved ones in the spirit no matter their age! First, let’s gather our supplies. You need very few supplies for this project–which is nice. You’ll … Read more How to Create a Valentine’s Countdown Chain

Scrapbooking Inspiration with CTMH’s Huntington Pattern

Huntington Pattern Right Page

Today for Make It Monday (46th edition), I’m sharing some scrapbooking inspiration with CTMH’s Huntington Pattern. Huntington is a retired paper collection that Close To My Heart released years ago. They created a scrapbooking workshop to go with it. This particular pattern is from that workshop. And it’s such a great pattern. So verstatile! At … Read more Scrapbooking Inspiration with CTMH’s Huntington Pattern

Valentine’s Day Card for Inspiration

Penguin Valentine's Day Card

On Monday, I posted this fun Valentine’s Day Card idea and promised to share the same design but only in a A2 size version to provide an additional Valentine’s Day Card for inspiration. As you can see it still has all the same elements but it’s just shrunk down to fit the new size parameters. … Read more Valentine’s Day Card for Inspiration

Gratitude with the Every Thank You Set

Gratitude Projects Created with Every Thank You Stamp Set

It’s time to show some gratitude with the Every Thank You Set. But don’t delay because time is running out to get the Every Thank You Stamp of the Month. If you are in need of a good thank you stamp set, this one is it. It has so many expressions of gratitude in different … Read more Gratitude with the Every Thank You Set

New Penguin Birthday Card Kit

Penguins Birthday Card Kit

I’m so excited to share that I have a *NEW* Penguin Birthday Card Kit available. A few weeks ago, I had shared the must-have CTMH stamp set here on my blog. It’s this adorable Winter Penguins Stamp Set I used for this Penguin Birthday Card Kit. These penguins are truly so cute. Every project I’ve … Read more New Penguin Birthday Card Kit

Home Sweet Home Special Outside the Frame

CTMH Home Sweet Home Rainbow Card

Today I want to share some ideas on how to use the Close To My Heart Home Sweet Home Special outside the frame. These ideas were shared on the Close To My Heart blog last week. These are some truly great and creative uses for this National Papercrafting Month Special, Home Sweet Home. As we … Read more Home Sweet Home Special Outside the Frame

Adorable DIY Valentine’s Day Card

A Koala-ty Day Valentine's Day Card

For today’s Make It Monday (45th edition), I’m sharing this adorable DIY Valentine’s Day card. Since Slimline Cards are all the rage these days I thought this would make for a fun pattern to share with you today. Since I was using our *NEW* Slimline Cards & Envelopes, I added a 1/2″ to the length … Read more Adorable DIY Valentine’s Day Card